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■ A 59-page re­port pre­pared by lawyers for CBS out­lines more al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct by long­time chief

Les Moonves. The new re­port ac­cuses Moonves of de­stroy­ing ev­i­dence and mis­lead­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tors as he at­tempted to pro­tect his rep­u­ta­tion and sev­er­ance pay­ments. It also said in­ves­ti­ga­tors had re­ceived “mul­ti­ple re­ports” about a net­work em­ployee who was “on call” to per­form oral sex on Moonves.“A num­ber of em­ploy­ees were aware of this and be­lieved that the woman was pro­tected from dis­ci­pline or ter­mi­na­tion as a re­sult of it,” The New York Times cited the re­port as say­ing. “Moonves ad­mit­ted to re­ceiv­ing oral sex from the woman, his sub­or­di­nate, in his of­fice, but de­scribed it as con­sen­sual.” The re­port said the woman did not re­spond to the in­ves­ti­ga­tors’ re­quests for an in­ter­view. The re­port was pre­pared by lawyers the net­work hired to de­ter­mine whether Moonves vi­o­lated the terms of his em­ploy­ment agree­ment. CBS de­clined to com­ment Wed­nes­day and lawyers for Moonves did not im­me­di­ately re­spond. The re­port, to be pre­sented to CBS’ board of di­rec­tors be­fore the com­pany’s an­nual meet­ing next week, could form the ba­sis for Moonves be­ing de­nied the $120 mil­lion sev­er­ance pack­age he was given af­ter he had to quit in Septem­ber over nu­mer­ous al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­be­hav­ior.

■ A ty­po­graph­i­cal er­ror in a tweet writ­ten by one of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s lawyers has linked to an anti-Trump prank. Rudy Gi­u­liani wrote Tues­day that the so­cial net­work had “al­lowed some­one to in­vade my text with a dis­gust­ing anti-Pres­i­dent mes­sage.” But Gi­u­liani, the for­mer New York mayor, had in­ad­ver­tently cre­ated a hy­per­link when he failed to put a space af­ter a pe­riod in a Nov. 30 tweet that read: “Mueller filed an in­dict­ment just as the Pres­i­dent left for G-20.In July he in­dicted the Rus­sians who will never come here just be­fore he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done ear­lier or later. Out of con­trol! Su­per­vi­sion please ?” G -20. In is a real do­main name, but it hadn’t been used be­fore Gi­u­liani tweeted it. Twitter au­to­mat­i­cally con­verts such valid links into blue, click­able text. Web firm de­signer Ja­son Ve­lazquez told The New York Times that when he saw the link, he paid $5 to buy the do­main and cre­ated a page in about 15 min­utes. Those who clicked on the link see: “Don­ald J. Trump is a traitor to our coun­try.” A Twitter spokesman says the com­pany can’t edit users’ tweets and “the ac­cu­sa­tion that we’re ar­ti­fi­cially in­ject­ing some­thing into a tweet is com­pletely false.”



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